Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 15, 2016

fairWhen the cotton fields turn white and peanut dust is in the air, the Pike County Fair is just around the bend.

The dates for this year’s Pike County Fair are Oct. 4-8 and

Homer Homann, president of the sponsoring Troy Shrine Club, said the 2016 county fair is going to be a dandy.

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“This year we have the same promoter, ‘Modern Midway,’ that we had last year,” Homann said. “The Midway was a great hit with everyone. It was larger than in the past and had new rides, exciting rides. We are glad to have the Modern Midway back.”

The 2015 Pike County Fair featured a Demolition Derby on opening night and the Derby will be back by popular demand.

“The Demolition Derby will get the 2016 Pike County Fair off to a great start on opening night, October 4,” Homann said. “The ticket price to get in to see the Demolition Derby is $6 for adults and $4 for children, ages six through 11. The admission ticket to the Demolition Derby will also admit the holder to the fair following the Derby so you are admitted to the Derby and the Pike County Fair for one price. That’s a great deal.”

The Troy Shrine Club wants to make the Pike County Fair affordable for everyone.

“We want everyone to have a good time and part of the fun of the fair is riding the rides,” Homann said. “So we sell armbands for $20. These armbands allow whoever buys one to ride any or all of the rides all night. This year, with the help of our promoter, we are able to pre-sale these armbands at a tremendous savings.”

The pre-sale price for the armbands is $15. The armbands are good for one night, all night. The pre-sale armband coupons will be available from Sept. 17 until Oct. 3, at the Pizza Palace in Brundidge, Troy Bank & Trust main office in Troy, Brundidge and Ariton, the Thrift Store in Troy, Farmer’s Exchange Bank in Louisville, Clayton and Eufaula and every Saturday morning at the Shrine Club office at the fairgrounds on Highway 231 south of Troy.

“The Troy Shrine Club invites everyone to put the dates, October 4 through October 8 on their calendars and come out and join us at the Pike County Fair,” Homann said. “A good time is to be had by all.”